Brewed by Brewster’s (UK)
Style: Porter
Grantham, England


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cask: Regular.
Previously brewed at 4.4% & 5.0%.
A rich roast flavoured porter brewed with 4 types of malt and balanced with spicy rich hop flavours from English hop varieties.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2007
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2007. Black beer with brown edges. Bubbly tan head. Lovely aroma. Lovely intensity. Great choc/charcoal. Bit of powder on the finish. Intense choc aroma is utterly sutnning. So full of great Green & Black’s style bitter dark choc. But there is smoothness there too. Amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (4551) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle from Open All Hours Keswick. A black beer with ruby red highlights. The beer has an initial chocolate and fruity sweetness with liquorice notes followed by coffee on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge. Black with ruby hue and tan head. Impressive, palate dominating beer, heavily bitter for a porter which really adds to it, the bitterness coming from the darkly roasted, toasted malts. Slugs of licorice notes come next giving a texture to the beer, a very interesting attempt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2007
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark brown with a beige head. Dusty, ashy malt aroma. Medium chocolate taste. Very mild finish. Just the ticket.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2008
Cask at the Newshouse, Nottingham. This is really a surprisingly good porter. Rich and smooth, it is very chocolatey and malty with hints of roast and smoke. It has a wonderful bitterness. One of the best dark beers I have had this year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Don’t get the Stilton but really nice smoky stout - solid and drinkable with enough complexity to be interesting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 22/10/2011. Near black with reddish undertones and a tight, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and dark fruits. Flavour had some chunky chocolate, coffee and more fruit, leading to a long, dry finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2878) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Cask at NWAF, 2013. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Raisin, chocolate and dates aroma. Dark malt, chocolate, some coffee and sweet spice flavour. Satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2005
Cask (handpump) at the Hop Pole, Aylesbury. No sign of any cheese here - presumably named after the village (where, incidentally, Stilton cheese can no longer be made because its in the wrong county) rather than the ingredients. Nearly black, not quite opaque, with a ruby hue. Beige head. Chocolate and roasty malt on the nose. More of the same on the palate - the chocolate is quite dry and bitter, rather like a mixture of cooking chocolate and cocoa powder - with some light roast coffee bean notes too. Bitter finish. As the beer warmed a little the chocolate really came through to dominate the aroma. Too much so for a really authentic porter but a very nice drink nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2007
Cask (gravity) Melton Mowbury Festival 06. Wrong, wrong wrong. Where was the cheesiness? It says Stilton on the cask. All it tasted of was sublime, quality chocolate malt. I’d a good mind to take the organisers to court, trades descriptions, tsk, this country today, Tony Blair, global warming....

Sorry, turned into my Dad for a moment. We very nearly added a lump of Stilton into it so we could take it back and say ’the Stilton in this beer has just settled to the bottom, can’t you shake the cask up’ but we like Steve Westby and didn’t want to pee him off.

An excellent beer, very easy drinking. The beer was named in the aftermath of Melton’s greatest cheese heist, five tonnes of Stilton stolen before Xmas 04.

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